Triumph Tiger 800

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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    I believe T6 is a 5-40w synthetic. I've noticed a little tick on cold mornings at startup also, but it goes away within 30-40 seconds. Just leave the throttle alone when starting to keep from wacking a dry motor.

    No fluid leaks....Stepper motor replaced under warranty (replaced because Triumph wouldn't just pay to lubricate it properly.) Arrow map loaded for the LV pipe, mileage went from 50 to 38 mpg. I'll be loading the standard map before the weather warms up.
  2. swimmer

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    sorry, yes, 5-40.
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I finally got around to making a video of our long ride this last summer. I'm no good at making videos and even worse at remembering to film. But, this is the best I've got. Enjoy :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3lA-LVxYn8

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d3lA-LVxYn8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  4. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Great vid!
  5. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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    Your best is very good! CDR is on my bucket list.:clap
  6. elgato gordo

    elgato gordo KTMRFS

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  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Thanks!
  9. elgato gordo

    elgato gordo KTMRFS

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    OK, I want one. Wish I could ride like that.

    Check out the snow section it's a riot.
  10. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Great work, thanks.

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  11. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Here are the pictures from that ride...

    http://ride-three-sixty-five.smugmu...-2012/24074869_3bxM57#!i=1955311741&k=8VWtBvg
  12. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Good video. But it would be really nice if the sound of the actual action could be heard.
  13. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I don't have a pipe so all the noise was wind and the whining from the triple. You would rather have music, trust me. :wink:
    It actually makes me want a pipe now.:cry I was really trying not to waste the money!
  14. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I would suggest that 5W is, maybe, (I am speculating a bit here) too low for the cam chain tensioner to work properly when really cold. I wouldn't use any oil that's outside the recommended viscosity (10W-40) when a vital part needs oil pressure to work.
  15. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I use the same stuff Triumph uses (Castrol Racing 4T) but in a 10W-50. Seems to last a little longer. Oh, and I have never gone as far as the recommended 6k miles between oil changes. More like around 3-4k.
  16. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    We have another group buy going on for the UNI pre filter for extending the life of the stock air filter. We are closing the group buy and placing the order at the end of February next week. If anyone is interested in joining this group buy or is looking for more information here is a link to the page. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818121&page=14
  17. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Where are you finding the oil at? I have been looking and not found it at any of the big name auto parts stores.
  18. fbj913

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    moto dealer or online. not likely to find it at auto parts store.
  19. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I hope the Castrol is cheaper than the Mobile was at the dealer. Last change I did on my Sprint the Mobile racing was going for around 80 bucks for the jug.

    Just did some online searching and Advance auto parts has it in stock at a store 10 minutes from me.
  20. swimmer

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    Cold equals thicker oil so I would think a 5W would flow easier than a 10W at a given temp. In other words a 10W would be further from ideal viscosity in cold temps. Just my understanding.